La destruction de la statue royale a Nouvelle Yorck


La destruction de la statue royale a Nouvelle Yorck

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Title:
La destruction de la statue royale a Nouvelle Yorck
Description:
After George Washington read the Declaration of Independence to his troops in New York City on July 9, 1776, locals pulled down a statue of King George III. This European print imagines what the scene looked like. New Yorkers join with enslaved or freed Africans to take down the statue. People gather at the windows and on balconies to view the spectacle. The destruction of the statue by the people represented America's challenge to monarchical tyranny. Consumers viewed this print through a set of lenses to give dimension to the image.
Date:
[1778?]
Format:
Prints
Genre:
Views
Location:
Richard H. Brown Revolutionary War Map Collection
Collection (local):
Richard H. Brown Revolutionary War Map Collection
Subjects:
Streets--New York (State)--New York--Pictorial works--Early works to 1800
Vues d'optique
New York (N.Y.)--Pictorial works--Early works to 1800
New York (N.Y.)--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Pictorial works--Early works to 1800
George, III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820
Places:
New YorkNew York
Publisher:
[S.l.] : [s.n.]
Notes:
Aaaa.No.2.
Extent:
1 print : etching, hand-colored, 29 x 41 cm.
Language:
French
Identifier:
06_01_009579
LCCN:
2004670218
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
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